Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong—dedicated to building a nation connected by trails, reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.railstotrails.org. Connect with RTC @railstotrails on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
This part-time, temporary position will spearhead RTC’s efforts to engage in programming and community outreach for the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network (BGTN). In this role, the Programming & Outreach Coordinator will represent RTC and the BGTN vision at a variety of events throughout Baltimore City from April to October 2023. The coordinator will interact in-person with Baltimore City residents to share the BGTN vision, and listen to and capture their feedback, questions, concerns, and needs. The coordinator will also engage with RTC staff and partners.
The position reports to the Baltimore Project Manager. RTC will provide training to the coordinator regarding the organization’s communications and messaging protocols.
This position will be based out of our Baltimore, Maryland, field office located at Baltimore’s Impact HUB. The minimum hourly rate is $23/hour for approximately 20 hours/per week. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for this position.
- Coordinate with the Baltimore Project Manager to develop and maintain a regular programming schedule—including evenings and weekends—between April and October 2023. This will primarily consist of tabling at planned citywide and neighborhood events hosted by a variety of organizations throughout Baltimore City.
- Build and maintain meaningful connections and engage with Baltimore City residents through discussions about the BGTN vision. This includes listening to and addressing questions and sharing questions and feedback with the Baltimore Project Manager and RTC’s Mid-Atlantic Director of Trail Development for further follow-up.
- Transport, set up, and break down tabling equipment and supplies at various community event sites throughout Baltimore City. The table weighs approximately 10 pounds, and the tent (when needed) weighs approximately 35 pounds. Other display materials are under 10 pounds each.
- Oversee tabling responsibilities and coordinate essential materials, including sign-in sheets, flyers, banners, posters, signs, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Basic Qualifications and Personal Attributes
- Minimum of one year of experience in community engagement, event planning, recreational programming or equivalent experience Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
- A welcoming and friendly attitude
- Available to work approximately 20 hours/week, including evenings and weekends, from April to October 2023
- Must be adaptable, reliable, and dependable
- Must be able to work independently. This position will be required to table and participate in programs/events by themselves.
- Must be comfortable engaging with Baltimore City’s residents, inclusive of all ages, ethnicities, races, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, political beliefs and sexual orientations
- Must be able to manage heavy equipment on a regular basis. This position will be required to carry, transport, set up and break down event equipment (table, chairs, professional tent, banners, etc.) and supplies (flyers, maps, sign-up sheets, surveys, etc.) for events throughout Baltimore City.
- Must be able to use your own vehicle/mode of transportation (car, bike, etc.) to transport event materials.
- If you are using your own car, you must possess a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
- Trail or active transportation enthusiast is a plus.
- Weekday and weekend events throughout Baltimore City may have varying noise levels
RTC reserves the right to revise, change or reclassify this job description at any time in accordance with RTC’s business needs. This job description is by no means an implied contract.
Commitment to Diversity
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy seeks diverse, passionate, and qualified individuals who want to make a difference in the world. RTC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics.
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